List of Superfund sites in Utah

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This is a list of Superfund sites in Utah designated under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) environmental law. The CERCLA federal law of 1980 authorized the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to create a list of polluted locations requiring a long-term response to clean up hazardous material contaminations.[1] These locations are known as Superfund sites, and are placed on the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL guides the EPA in "determining which sites warrant further investigation" for environmental remediation.[2] As of May 1, 2010, there were sixteen Superfund sites on the National Priorities List in Utah.[2] Three more sites have been proposed for entry on the list and four others have been cleaned up and removed from it.[2]

Superfund sites[edit]

      Proposed for addition to National Priorities List
      Deleted from National Priorities List
CERCLIS IDNameCountyReasonProposed[3]Listed[4]Construction
UT0001119296Bountiful/Woods Cross PCE PlumeDavisGroundwater contamination by VOCs, primarily PCE and TCE, from petroleum distribution and dry cleaning companies.[8][9]12/01/200009/13/2001
UTD988075719Davenport and Flagstaff SmeltersSalt LakeSoil contamination by lead and arsenic from smelting.[10]12/01/200004/30/2003
UT0002240158Eureka MillsJuabSoil contamination by lead and arsenic from mining and milling.[11]06/14/200109/05/2002
UTN000802654Five Points PCE PlumeDavisGroundwater contamination by PCE from an unknown source.[12]03/07/200709/19/2007
UT0571724350Hill Air Force BaseDavis and WeberAir, soil and groundwater contamination by VOCs, chromium, cadmium, manganese and arsenic from Air Force maintenance activities.[13]10/15/198407/22/1987
UT0001277359Intermountain Waste Oil RefineryDavisStored waste and solvent contamination of soil and groundwater.[14]10/12/199905/11/2000
UTD093120921International Smelting and RefiningTooeleArsenic, cadmium, copper, lead, mercury and zinc contamination of soil.[15]04/23/199907/27/2000
UT0002391472Jacobs SmelterTooeleLead and arsenic contamination of soil.[16]07/22/199902/04/2000
UTD070926811Kennecott (North Zone)Salt LakeSoil, groundwater, surface water and sludge contaminated by lead, arsenic and selenium from ore smelting and processing.[17]01/18/1994Deferred
UTD081834277Midvale SlagSalt LakeSoil, air, ground water, surface water, sediment and solid waste contaminated by lead, arsenic, chromium and cadmium from smelting.[18]06/10/198602/11/1991
UT3890090035Monticello Mill Tailings (DOE)San JuanSoil, groundwater, surface water, sediment and solid waste contaminated by uranium, thorium-230, radium-226, radon-222 and heavy metals including arsenic, selenium, vanadium, molybdenum and manganese from uranium milling operations associated with the Manhattan Project.[19]07/14/198911/21/1989
UTD980667208Monticello Radioactive Contaminated PropertiesSan JuanDebris and soil and air contamination by radioactive dust and tailings from the Minticello Mill, and radon from radioactive decay.[20]10/15/198906/10/1986
UTD980951420Murray SmelterSalt LakeGroundwater, surface water, soil, sediment and debris contaminated by lead and arsenic from former ASARCO smelter.[21]01/18/1994
UT9210020922Ogden Defense Depot (DLA)WeberDebris; groundwater contamination contaminated by VOCs; soil contamination by semi-volatile compounds, metals including arsenic, lead, zinc, cadmium, mercury and barium and pesticides.[22]10/15/198407/22/1987
UTD093119196Petrochem Recycling Corp./Ekotek PlantSalt LakeLiquid waste, debris and residuals; groundwater, surface water and soil contamination by oil refining and recycling wastes, PCBs and acidic sludge. An owner and an operator of the plant were subsequently convicted of environmental crimes.[23]07/29/199110/14/1992
UTD980718670Portland CementSalt LakeDebris and soil, air groundwater contamination from arsenic, lead, chromium, cadmium and molybdenum contained in cement kiln dust dumped on site.[24]10/15/198406/10/1986
UTD980952840Richardson Flat TailingsSummitGroundwater, surface water and air contamination by arsenic, cadmium, copper, lead, mercury, silver and zinc from mining and milling.[25]02/07/1992
UTD980635452Rose Park Sludge PitSalt LakeSolid waste and soil contamination from dumped acidic petroleum refinery waste sludge containing PAHs and sulfur dioxide, with potential for groundwater contamination.[26]12/30/198209/18/1983
UTD980951388Sharon Steel Corporation (Midvale Tailings)Salt LakeLiquid waste and air, surface water, groundwater and soil contamination by lead, arsenic, iron, manganese, zinc and other heavy metals. Local residents had been using tailings from the site for gardening and children's sandboxes.[27]10/15/198408/30/1994
UT3213820894Tooele Army Depot (North Area)TooeleSolid waste, debris and groundwater and soil contamination by explosives, lead, cadmium, barium, pesticides, hydrocarbons, solvents, waste oils and PCBs from maintenance, munitions disposal and other industrial activities.[28]10/15/198408/30/1990
UTN000802704U.S. MagnesiumTooeleLargely uncontrolled release of heavy metals, acidic waste, PCBs, dioxins, furans, HCB and PAHs into the air, soil, surface water, and groundwater.[29]09/03/200811/04/2009
UTD980667240Utah Power & Light/American Barrel Co.Salt LakeSoil and groundwater contamination by PAHs, benzene, styrene, toluene, xylene, lead, pesticides and cyanides from wood treatment, coal gasification and barrel storage.[30]05/05/198910/04/1989
UTD000716399Wasatch Chemical Co.Salt LakeLiquid and solid waste; air, surface water, groundwater and soil contamination by herbicides, pesticides and VOCs including xylene and toluene.[31]01/22/198702/11/1991

See also[edit]


  1. ^ P.L. 96-510, 42 U.S.C. §§ 96019675), December 11, 1980.
  2. ^ a b c "National Priorities List". United States Enivironmental Protection Agency. Retrieved April 25, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Proposed NPL sites". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  4. ^ "Final NPL sites". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  5. ^ "Construction Completions at NPL sites". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  6. ^ "Partial deletions at NPL sites". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  7. ^ "Deleted NPL sites". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  8. ^ "Bountiful/Woods Cross 5th South PCE Plume". EPA. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  9. ^ "NPL Site Narrative for Bountiful/Woods Cross 5th S. PCE Plume". EPA. Retrieved 2009-12-04. 
  10. ^ "Davenport and Flagstaff Smelters". EPA. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  11. ^ "Eureka Mills". EPA. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  12. ^ "Five Points PCE Plume". EPA. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  13. ^ "Hill Air Force Base". EPA. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  14. ^ "Intermountain Waste Oil Refinery". EPA. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  15. ^ "International Smelting and Refining". EPA. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  16. ^ "Jacobs Smelter". EPA. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  17. ^ "Kennecott North Zone/Tailings". EPA. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  18. ^ "midvale/index.html". EPA. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  19. ^ "Monticello Mill Tailings (DOE)". EPA. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  20. ^ "Monticello Vicinity Properties". EPA. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  21. ^ "Murray Smelter". EPA. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  22. ^ "Ogden Defense Depot". EPA. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  23. ^ "Petrochem Recycling Corp./Ekotek". EPA. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  24. ^ "Portland Cement (Kiln Dust #2 & #3)". EPA. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  25. ^ "Richardson Flat Tailings". EPA. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  26. ^ "Rose Park Sludge Pit". EPA. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  27. ^ "Sharon Steel (Midvale Tailings)". EPA. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  28. ^ "Tooele Army Depot (North Area)". EPA. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  29. ^ "U.S. Magnesium". EPA. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  30. ^ "Utah Power & Light/American Barrel". EPA. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  31. ^ "Wasatch Chemical Co. (Lot 6)". EPA. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 

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